Police Science

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Are you ready for a career that is more than just a job? Do you want to work in a profession that utilizes your mental and physical skills to positively impact the lives of others? If you are looking to dedicate your life to something challenging that you can be proud of, then a career in law enforcement might be a perfect fit.

Pathway Description

The Police Science program is for the student who wishes to work in the field of corrections or take classes to transfer to WITCC, and potentially a four-year program. High school graduates will be prepared for positions in law enforcement as well as positions with private security, corrections, juvenile work, and private investigation. To be accepted into the program, students much achieve the following scores on the Computerized Placement Test (CPT): 80 Reading; 86 Sentence Structure; 56 Arithmetic or 38 Elementary Algebra. 

Key Competencies

  • Understanding of criminal justice history and vocabulary.
  • Knowledge of police operations, crime scene, general investigation, critical incident management.
  • Ability to assess situations and problem and identify possible actions/solutions
  • Developed organizational, leadership, and communication skills.
  • Ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills on the job, and to observe, remember, and recall significant information and events.

Courses

View the High School Course Guide for an in-depth look at the courses outlined below.

High School Credits:

8603 Introduction to Criminal Justice (1)
8609 Ethics in Criminal Justice (1)
8608 Introduction to Corrections (1)
7637 Emergency Medical Responder (1)

Total College Credits:

11

Salary

Annual National Average Salary for Entry Level Police Officer: $61,500

Career Opportunities

  • Police Officer
  • Detective
  • Immigration & Customs Inspector
  • U.S. Marshal
  • Corrections Officer
  • Private Investigation
  • Security Management Specialist
  • Special Agent

Police Science Pathway PDF